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Alejandro Chaoul: Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being

Event

Title

Alejandro Chaoul: Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being

When

Thu., Nov 7 2019 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where

Clemons Library, Room 220

Join us for Alejandro Chaoul PhD's talk Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being
An Educational and Experiential Introduction.

This talk is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
 
Chaoul is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation.

While yoga has become a common practice for health and well-being, the ancient tools of Tibetan yoga remained secret for centuries. Translated as “magical movements,” the practices of Tibetan yoga can improve physical strength and support positive emotional and mental health, healing the body-energy-mind system and instilling a full sense of awareness and harmony. 
 
In his new book Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-Being: The Science and Practice of Healing Your Body, Energy and Mind, Alejandro Chaoul, PhD focuses on the five principal breath-energies of Tibetan medicine and yoga and how special body movements for each engage the five chakras in our body. 
 
Alejandro will share his experiences of daily practice in different settings and cultures, with a focus on simplicity, accessibility, and ease that will help remove any obstacles to well-being in our lives. He will also provide a contextual understanding of the history and lineage of Tibetan yoga to help us incorporate its ancient teachings into our modern lifestyle.

About Chaoul
Alejandro Chaoul, PhD is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, completing the 7-year training at Ligmincha Institute in 2000. He also holds a PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University. Since 1995, he has been teaching meditation classes and Tibetan Yoga (Tsa Lung & Trul Khor) workshops nationally and internationally under the auspices of Ligmincha Institute and is on the Board of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan meditative and healing arts.
 
In 1999 he began teaching these techniques at the Integrative Medicine Program of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where he holds a faculty position and for the last fifteen years conducts research on the effect of these practices in people with cancer. He is also an associate faculty member at The University of Texas’ McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care. Alejandro is also the author of Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition (Snow Lion, 2009). More about Chaoul.